Lycos Mail authentication is presently down for all users. We are aware of the problem and currently working on resolving the issue. We are investigating if this mail outage is related to the other issues that we are facing with mail delivery. Once the authentication is fixed mail deliverability may be slow until it is caught up. We hope to have more information for you shortly.
Dammit, I thought they fixed this crap last month.
I've had this lycos email account forever--I used to play their games a billion years ago--and I've been using it for fandom stuff (LJ and ff.net, primarily) for over eight years. I've wanted a separate account for fandom stuff that wasn't tied to my "real" email or to my yahoo email, which I mainly use for Paypal/Ebay.
I'm going to have to go somewhere else. I can't take lycos being down all the time anymore.
So I guess it's just as well ff.net keeps disabling my notifications, since I can't get them anyway. Stupid sucky broken internet.